Whether this is your first or your eighth baby, having a doula has many benefits. A doula provides support and is an advocate before and during the birth, supports and encourages both mother and her partner, explains medical and hospital procedures, offers pain relief techniques including massage, breathing, relaxation and positioning. Most women report that they “couldn’t have done it without a doula”.
A DONA International trained doula stays with the mother and her partner during the entire birth. If a hospital birth, the doula will arrive at your home before to assist you through the initial phase of labor. She will then follow you to the hospital and stay until after your baby is born and you are comfortable. If you are breast feeding, she will assist with the baby’s initial latching on.
Studies show that when using a doula during labor, woman are…….
DEBORAH IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR BIRTH DOULA SERVICES.
Referrals are made to our network of birth and postpartum doulas. Please inquire further to match you and your family’s needs to our expert team!
WHAT IS A DOULA?